People driving through Grand Junction, Colorado for the next month will have to look at a racist, xenophobic and homophobic billboard that depicts President Obama as a turban-and-bomb-wearing terrorist, an illegal immigrant wearing a Mexican sombrero, a member of the Mob and a homosexual. The four figures of Obama are shown playing a card game, and lettering on the board reads, "Vote DemocRAT - Join the game." Paul Snover, the artist who helped design the board and who painted it on behalf of a local citizen who wants to remain anonymous, said, "With the elections coming up it works to get people to think, put a little humor into it..." But people don't seem to be laughing. Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels said of the billboard, "It's racist, it's homophobic, it's terrible..."
Posted by Anne Landman on October 12, 2010